Who are you?
Who are you, really?
Have you given this question much thought today?
As you go about your daily tasks -brushing your teeth, commuting to work, eating lunch, rinsing dishes- do you ever pause to think about what it is, exactly, that animates you?
Who is the mover of your hands?
Who is watching the world through your eyes?
Day in and day out your mind is littered with thoughts, with to-do lists, with worries and regrets.
But who is thinking those thoughts?
Who is the witness of your life?
You might think that these questions are too deep to tackle on a busy Wednesday afternoon, or whenever it is that you happen to be reading this.
But if you let these questions marinate as you go about your business, you might just start to notice that the trees look more vibrant outside your window.
Your coffee starts to taste better.
And your worries don’t seem quite as pressing as they did.
Keep asking, and you might just start to see miracles happen in your life.
Give it a try for 10 days.
Put a post-it on your bathroom mirror to remind you.
Focus on these questions and feel how your body responds.
Notice what happens to your thoughts.
Then let me know how it goes.
And remember what Pema Chödrön says, “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”